Movies and TV shows set in vietnam

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in vietnam ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, intense, dramatic, harsh and rough films and TV shows about / with war, dialogue, culture clash, vietnam war, brutality, storytelling, mentor, runaway, catastrophe and military plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as vietnam: Apocalypse Now (1979), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Heaven & Earth (1993), Uncommon Valor (1983), The Deer Hunter (1978), Three Seasons (1999), The Killing Fields (1984), The Green Berets (1968), Bat*21 (1988), Platoon (1986).
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The Deer Hunter
Drama, War
USA, UK
183 min.
 8.1
Platoon
Drama, War
USA
120 min.
 8.1
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Hollywood Mouth 3
Drama
USA
109 min.
Red Sky
Drama, War
France
91 min.
 3.7

List of movies set in vietnam

 8.5
 524K
Apocalypse Now
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, war, insanity, military, apocalypse, violence, brutality, boat, assassination, soldier, army ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
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Full Metal Jacket
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, violence, innocence lost, brutality, morality, brainwashing, soldier, boot camp, sergeant, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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 6.8
 12K
Heaven & Earth
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. ...
Style: epic, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, survival, culture clash, interracial relations, innocence lost, war, rape, torture, civil war, wartime, village, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, california
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Uncommon Valor
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle, military, adventure, prison, survival, courage, anti heroes, weapons, violence, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, california, bangkok thailand
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 8.1
 273K
The Deer Hunter
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: epic, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, innocence lost, friendship, insanity, brutality, drinking, violence, hunting, male nudity, small town, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, pennsylvania, saigon, southeast asia
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Three Seasons
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, reflective ...
Plot: poetry, culture clash, prostitute, vietnam war, writer's life, storytelling, redemption, urban, human nature, loneliness, beautiful scenery, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, new jersey, saigon
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The Killing Fields
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, war, vietnam war, civil war, friendship, brutality, violence, torture, photographer, unlikely friendships, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, iraq
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The Green Berets
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, idiotic, earnest ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle, military, adventure, survival, politics, propaganda, culture clash, torture, soldier, murder ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
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 6.4
 7K
Bat*21
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle, survival, military, golf, soldier, radio, daring rescue, weapons, rescue, courage ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
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 8.1
 339K
Platoon
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, innocence lost, jungle, war, military, soldier, morality, violence, brutality, gunfight, violent, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, mine
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 6.7
 21K
Hamburger Hill
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, rough, brutal ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, violence, survival, jungle, military, insanity, soldier, gunfight, blood, brutality, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Dead Presidents
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: crime, vietnam war, heist, redemption, violence, brutality, homecoming, drugs/alcohol, drug abuse, robbery, gangster, splatter ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, new york, bronx new york city
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Good Morning, Vietnam
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, radio, military, rebellion, censorship, friendship, oldies, violence, verbal byplay, rebelliousness, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, saigon
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We Were Soldiers
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, death, soldier, courage, sacrifice, heroic mission, innocence lost, battle zone, brutality, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, usa
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The Quiet American
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: realistic, serious, biting, dramatic, gloomy ...
Plot: politics, war, betrayal, murder, moral ambiguity, british, vietnam war, friendship, love triangle, civil war, colonialism, anti war ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: vietnam, asia, england, london, saigon ...
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 6.2
 2K
Off Limits
Genre: Action, Thriller, War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even harder when they start investigating the serial killings of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, vietnam war, murder, investigation, crime, prostitution, police investigation, violence, military, undercover, partners against crime, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, australia
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Rambo: First Blood Part II
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, chase, revenge, vengeance, vietnam war, jungle, torture, brutality, violence, betrayal, prison, one man army ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa
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Born on the Fourth of July
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, politics, disability, fighting the system, military, guilt, innocence lost, starting over, political, courage, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam, asia, mexico, iraq, latin america ...
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 7.3
 11K
Coming Home
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, hospital, love, military, disability, innocence lost, adultery, love affair, wartime, love story, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, usa, los angeles
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Casualties of War
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, rape, military, soldier, jungle, murder, violence, kidnapping, death, revenge, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, 1960s, year 1974
Place: vietnam, asia, california
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 7.0
 342K
Tropic Thunder
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive ...
Style: clever, humorous, not serious, funny, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, parody, violence, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, showbiz, drugs, filmmaking, irreverent, vietnam war, artists and showbiz, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
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 7.1
 8K
Indochine
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: culture clash, romance, war, adoption, colonialism, mother daughter relationship, interracial relations, french, love, beautiful scenery, love triangle, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 40s, 50s
Place: france, vietnam, asia, europe, saigon ...
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 7.3
 19K
Birdy
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, mental illness, war, obsession, coming of age, psychology, unlikely friendships, storytelling, mental institution, insanity, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, atlantic city new jersey
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 5.8
 3K
1969
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two rebellious youths, Ralph and Scott, find themselves struggling with adulthood as the Vietnam War rages. Feeling trapped in their small town, Scott battles with his conservative veteran father, Cliff, and Ralph deals with his desperately sexual ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: vietnam war, war, small town, drugs, coming of age, death, prejudice, college, high school, anti war, male nudity, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, maryland, usa, san francisco, maine ...
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The Beautiful Country
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: immigrants, vietnam war, blindness, poverty, social misfits, social differences, mentor, destiny, catastrophe, human nature, culture clash, boat ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, usa, new york ...
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Missing in Action
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, adventure, prison, martial arts, master warrior, arms dealer, camp, one man army, violence, war, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, thailand, saigon, bangkok thailand
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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, revenge, survival, prison, war, torture, violence, brutality, martial arts, soldier, camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
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Operation Dumbo Drop
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968 grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime -- to secretly transport an 8,000-pound elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. High jinks prevail when Capt. Sam Cahill promises the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: vietnam war, war, family, military, on the road, adventure, soldier, kids and family, daring rescue, rescue, wartime, jungle ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, middle east
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Braddock: Missing in Action III
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, chase, daring rescue, kung fu, death, brutality, violence, martial arts, vietnam war, tough heroes, betrayal, redemption ...
Time: 80s, year 1975
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c., saigon, bangkok thailand ...
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 6.7
 11K
The War
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: war, coming of age, vietnam war, bullying, friendship, childhood, father son relationship, courage, violence, innocence lost, morality, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, mississippi, usa, mine
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vietnam war
vietnam war movies
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5.7
Uncommon Valor 1983
6.4
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vietnam veteran
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Quarry 2016
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The Big Lebowski 1998
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Blastfighter 1984
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anti war
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Oh! What a Lovely War 1969
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Across the Universe 2007
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The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968
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Gallipoli 1981
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military life
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Major Payne 1995
6.2
The Dawns Here Are Quiet 1972
8.3
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7.1
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The A-Team 1983
7.6
Forrest Gump 1994
8.8
Backfire 1988
5.5
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vietcong
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A Bright Shining Lie 1998
6.5
Casualties of War 1989
7.1
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7.0
Apocalypse Now 1979
8.5
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war
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Dunkirk 2017
8.0
We Are from the Future 2008
6.9
The Patriot 2000
7.2
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8.3
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asia
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7.6
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8.7
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6.6
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